TY - CHAP A1 - Cornelia Hoedemaekers A2 - Johannes van der Hoeven ED1 - Everlon Cid Rigobelo Y1 - 2011-11-09 PY - 2011 T1 - Hypoglycemia in Critically Ill Patients N2 - Over the last few decades the prevalence of diabetes has dramatically grown in most regions of the world. In 2010, 285 million people were diagnosed with diabetes and it is estimated that the number will increase to 438 million in 2030. Hypoglycemia is a disorder where the glucose serum concentration is usually low. The organism usually keeps the serum glucose concentration in a range of 70 to 110 mL/dL of blood. In hypoglycemia the glucose concentration normally remains lower than 50 mL/dL of blood. Hopefully, this book will be of help to many scientists, doctors, pharmacists, chemicals, and other experts in a variety of disciplines, both academic and industrial. In addition to supporting researcher and development, this book should be suitable for teaching. BT - Diabetes SP - Ch. 4 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/24387 DO - 10.5772/24387 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-06-20 ER -